Late Friday night, we were shocked to report on the passing of founding EYEHATEGOD drummer Joey LaCaze at the age of 42. No further details are available at this time, but over the weekend, the tributes kept coming in on the social networks. Here is a roundup of some you may have missed:
Rest in peace, Joey Lacaze, drummer of EYEHATEGOD, who died this afternoon down in Louisiana. Joey posted this picture (probably from '94 or '95) a few months ago- EYEHATEGOD used to stay with me when they were in RVA- they were amazing to watch, & will always be one of my favorite bands of all time- we became friends & I would always throw it down for them when they came to stay. Joey is all the way to the left in the picture, next to Bower. He was a funny, funny, man & I'm so sorry he's gone. I hope you are at peace, bro.
Condolences to the family, friends, and bandmates of Joey LaCaze. Eyehategod have been a longtime inspiration. Our hearts are with you.
— Pelican (@pelicansong) August 24, 2013
Very saddened to hear about Joey Lacaze of @EyehategodNola passing away They've always been a huge influence and his playing was monstrous
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) August 24, 2013
RIP to Eyehategod drummer Joey Lacaze. Never good to hear about one of your peers passing. Thank you for the killer music.
— Nonpoint (@nonpoint) August 25, 2013
R.I.P. Joey LaCaze. Blasting southern discomfort and confederacy of ruined lives all day tomorrow.
— vincent bennett (@xDIAMONDCUTx) August 24, 2013
Our condolences go out to the NOLA family for the passing of Joey Lacaze of Eyehategod. "In the Name of Suffering" Rest in Peace brother.
— Lord Dying (@Lorddying) August 25, 2013
Rwake would officially like to send our condolences to our brothers in Eyehategod. We are thinking of yall. Joey… http://t.co/hfe5HfIDDq
— Rwake (@RwakeBand) August 24, 2013
Total bum out! #JoeyLaCazeRIP
— THY WILL BE DONE (@TWBD) August 24, 2013
Our collective hearts go out to the EHG family. It is a sad day for DOOM. R.I.P. Joey. Your influence will never be forgotten.
— The Gates Of Slumber (@gatesofslumber) August 24, 2013
Our set tonight goes out to Joey from EHG. Rest in peace, brother.
— HOWL (@HowlMetal) August 24, 2013
RIP Joey LaCaze from EyeHateGod. Really bummed to hear.
— EARLY GRAVES (@earlygraves) August 24, 2013
RIP Joey Lacaze. Our thoughts go out to the Eyehategod family @EyehategodNola
— Fight Amp (@fightamputation) August 24, 2013
Rest in Power Joey Lacaze (Outlaw Order, EYEHATEGOD). You were one of the good ones, and we'll miss you. http://t.co/GhycSYjQfU
— Season of Mist (@SeasonofMist) August 24, 2013
We will keep you posted with any more details on LaCaze's death.
[Photo by Nathaniel Shannon]